October 2016

31st October 2016
Driving at night can present a lot of dangers, check out our top tips for driving after dark to help keep you safe on the roads

Drivers more likely to crash in 4 weeks following October clock change

The clocks went back on Sunday and we all got to enjoy an extra hour in bed, as well as lighter mornings. But did you know […]
26th October 2016
More and more young people are being put off driving because of the costs.

Driving costs steer young drivers off the road

A million drivers simply cannot afford to drive, according to information from the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA). While learning to drive can take months or […]
21st October 2016
Motors by Bentley, Ferrari, Jaguar and Bugatti set to go on show at the event

Scarily good supercars to go on display for Halloween car show

Some of the scariest supercars ever put into production are to go on show at a motoring event taking place over Halloween weekend. The Classic & […]
20th October 2016
1st CENTRAL has launched a new app to reward safe driving.

Get rewarded for your driving

Here at 1ST CENTRAL, we think brilliant drivers like you deserve great rewards. That’s where our free app 1ST DRIVE comes in. Track your trips, size […]
19th October 2016
Newly qualified drivers can face all kinds of challenges when trying to stay safe on the road

1st CENTRAL’s safety tips for young drivers

When you’ve just passed your test, there can be a lot to think about. Not only do you have to remember all the rules you’ve learnt […]
18th October 2016
Night driving can be dangerous, especially at Halloween, so here are our top tips to keep you safe on those dark nights

Driving in the dark

Driving in the dark can be dangerous, so here are our top tips to keep you safe on those dark evenings: Headlights can sometimes point in […]
17th October 2016
Road safety charity Brake uncovers some of the myths surrounding speed cameras.

Busting the myths behind speed cameras

Many of us are sure to get caught out by a speed camera at some stage. The first rule of not getting caught by one is […]
14th October 2016
A collection of 12 cars formerly owned by royalty, politicians and celebrities is set to go under the hammer.

Bag yourself a right royal ride with this collection of classic motors

Fancy owning a car that once belonged to royalty? If you’ve got a few grand going spare, you can get your hands on a car that […]
12th October 2016
Tesco is clamping down on illegal disabled blue badge parking at its stores.

Tesco cracks down on illegal blue badge parking

Tesco has come up with an innovative approach to clamping down on drivers who try to park in disabled spots without a blue badge. The supermarket […]
10th October 2016
Car crash survivor, Laura Torrance, shared her experiences to highlight road safety at Streets Ahead Edinburgh Young Drivers.

Brave car crash victim tells her story to warn teens of driving dangers

A brave young woman who was left in a wheelchair after a car crash has warned teenagers about the dangers of driving. Laura Torrance spoke out […]
5th October 2016
Research has found that the average speed on the UK's five slowest motorways is far below the 70mph limit.

UK’s worst motorways are slower than Usain Bolt

We’ve all been there. Sighing, drumming our hands impatiently on the steering wheel and grimacing while we crawl along the motorway. Many of us who are […]
3rd October 2016
Two drivers in America were fined for carrying some very strange passengers just so they could use the carpool lane.

Dummy driver takes mannequin for a spin to beat carpool rules

We all hate being stuck in rush-hour traffic, crawling along behind a seemingly endless line of cars. But two drivers in America went to extreme lengths […]